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Encyclopedia > Buck Freeman

John Frank "Buck" Freeman (October 30, 1871June 25, 1949) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball at the turn of the 20th century. Freeman was one of the top sluggers of his era, his most famous feat being the 25 home runs he scored during the 1899 season. October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... The following are the baseball events of the year 1899 throughout the world. ...


Freeman was born in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, and showed talent as a pitcher from a young age. He made his major league debut as a left-handed starter with the Washington Senators on June 27, 1891, registering the loss in a 4-5 defeat to the Philadelphia Athletics. Freeman played in a further 4 games during the seasons, finishing up with a 3-2 record and an ERA of 3.89. Catasauqua is a borough located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1891 throughout the world. ... For the baseball team that played in the National Association 1871-1875 and in the National League in 1876, see: Athletic of Philadelphia. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


Following the 1891 season's conclusion he did not play major league baseball again for seven years, eventually returning to the Senators roster midway through the 1898 season. During the intervening time Freeman had bulked out and had begun to show real skill with the bat (in his 18 at bats in 1891 he had recorded a batting average of .222). In light of this the Senators decided to retrain Freeman as a right fielder, believing that he would be even more useful with the bat than he was with the ball. Albeit with only 107 at bats, Freeman recorded a batting average of .364 and a slugging percentage of .523 during the final months of the 1898 season. Following his strong showing with the bat Freeman was named as the Senators' first-choice right fielder for the following season. The following are the baseball events of the year 1898 throughout the world. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ...


The 25 home runs that Freeman recorded in 1899 were truly remarkable by the standards of the time; the second highest total that year was Bobby Wallace's 12. Although Freeman failed to equal Ned Williamson's record of 27 home runs in a season, recorded in 1884, Freeman's total is generally regarded as the greater achievement owing to the dimensions of Williamson's home ballpark of Lakeshore Park (of Williamson's 27 homers, only 2 were scored away from home). Freeman's tally was not surpassed until 1919, when Babe Ruth scored 29 home runs with the Boston Red Sox. Bobby Wallace of the St. ... Ned Williamson on an 1887-90 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Old Judge) (N172). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1884 throughout the world. ... Union Base-Ball Grounds is a former baseball ground located in Chicago, IL. The ground was home to the Chicago White Stockings baseball club of the American Association for the 1871 season. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1919 throughout the world. ... For the band named Babe Ruth, see Babe Ruth (band). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths...


Following the disbandment of the Washington Senators at the end of the 1899 season, Freeman spent the 1900 season with the Boston Beaneaters. His offensive numbers for the year were well down on the year before, with him hitting 6 home runs and recording 66 runs batted in. At the end of the season he and teammate Jimmy Collins moved across town to the Boston Americans, who decided to convert him into a first baseman. The 1901 season was something of a return to form: he finished second overall in home runs (12), RBIs (114), and slugging percentage (.520), finishing behind Nap Lajoie in all categories. This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) East Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1995 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1914 NL Pennants (17) 1999 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1992 1991 â€¢ 1958 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1948 1914 â€¢ 1898 â€¢ 1897 â€¢ 1893 1892 â€¢ 1891 â€¢ 1883 â€¢ 1878 1877 East Division titles (11) 2005... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... James Joseph Collins (January 16, 1870 - March 6, 1943) was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century who was widely regarded as being the American Leagues best third baseman prior to Brooks Robinson. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... The following are the events of the year 1901 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Nap Lajoie on a 1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ...


In 1902 Freeman returned to playing as a right fielder, which was his better position, and led the American League with 121 RBIs. In 1903 he helped Boston to the inaugural World Series by leading the league in both home runs (13), and RBIs (104); in doing so Freeman became the first player to have lead both the National League and the American League in home runs. The 1903 World Series was the only World Series Freeman ever played in, and it proved to be lacklustre by his own standards - he recorded an average of .281 and scored 4 RBIs and no homers over the course of 8 games. The following are the baseball events of the year 1902 throughout the world. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Births June 19 - Lou Gehrig - Hall of Fame First baseman ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... 1903 World Series Poster The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston Americans against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing five games to three. ...


In the three years following Boston's World Series success Freeman's offense declined sharply. In 1906 he managed a batting average of .250 with 1 home run and 30 RBIs. After this he decided to play for one further season. However, he was released by Boston after only four games of the 1907 season, having scored 2 hits, one of them a homer, in his 12 at bats. Freeman went on to finish the season with the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association, recording an average of .335 and scoring 18 home runs. Following this successful season he decided to spend a further season with the Millers. The 1908 season was Freeman's last in professional baseball, in which he managed to score 10 home runs albeit with an average of .218. The following are the baseball events of the year 1906 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1907 throughout the world. ... The Minneapolis Millers were a professional minor league baseball team that played in Minneapolis, Minnesota until 1960. ... The American Association was a minor baseball league at the Class AAA (Triple-A) level of baseball in the United States from 1902 to 1962 and 1969 to 1997. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1908 throughout the world. ...


Freeman retired with a major league career batting average of .293, OBP of .346, a slugging percentage of .462, 82 home runs, and 713 RBIs. In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ...


External link

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis

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